Trending This Month: January

Check out what’s trending at UNC Press with this list of the most viewed books on our website this month. See something you like? Our Holiday Sale is extended until 1/31/24 which means you can save 30% on all of these titles, and more, with code 01UNCP30 at checkout.

Veil and Vow: Marriage Matters in Contemporary African American Culture by Aneeka Ayanna Henderson

Finalist, 2021 Outstanding First Book Prize, Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora

“An interdisciplinary assessment of the intersections of public policy with shifting ideals regarding race, intimacy, marriage, and gender within African American fiction, film, and music culture. . . . This is a dense, creative, and engaging volume.”—CHOICE

“It is an academic book, but it isn’t unduly burdened by jargon. The chapters are organized around Black popular culture—movies like The Best Man, and song lyrics like those from Sweet Honey in the Rock and Anita Baker.”—Tressie McMillan Cottom

White Evangelical Racism: The Politics of Morality in America by Anthea butler

A 2021 Choice Outstanding Academic Title

“This scathing takedown of evangelicalism’s ‘racism problem’ will challenge evangelicals to confront and reject racism within church communities.”—Publishers Weekly

“A concise history of the racism that structures white evangelical Christianity in America. . . . [The] clear and forceful synthesis provides a useful entry point for evangelicals and non-evangelicals alike seeking to learn the history and contemporary reality of white evangelical political power in the United States.”—Library Journal

With Faith in God and Heart and Mind: A History of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity by Maurice J. Hobson, Eddie R. Cole, Jim C. Harper, and Derrick P. Alridge

(forthcoming June 2024)

“A highly original analysis of Omega Psi Phi’s commitment to coalition building with other social organizations and individuals that traverses an international and transnational landscape, brilliantly highlighting the ways in which the organization influenced and was influenced by Pan-African movements and maintained diasporic ties.”—Richard McKinley Mizelle Jr., author of Backwater Blues: The Mississippi Flood of 1927 in the African American Imagination

Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth by Kevin M. Levin

2019 Eugene Feit Award for Excellence in Civil War Studies, New York Military Affairs Symposium

“Excellent. . . . a bracing corrective, a slender yet vital volume in the growing library of texts dedicated to dispelling white supremacist talking points.”—New Republic

“Levin’s timely and telling account should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand the uses and abuses of history and the power and dangers of mythmaking.”—Library Journal, starred review

Black Marxism: The Making of the Black Radical Tradition,Revised and Updated Third Edition by Cedric J. Robinson With a new preface by Damien Sojoyner and Tiffany Willoughby-Herard and a new foreword by Robin D. G. Kelley

“A towering achievement. There is simply nothing like it in the history of black radical thought.”—Cornel West, Monthly Review

Black Marxism has become an unlikely handbook for a new generation of radicals and activists.”—London Review of Books